Repair of T1-11 siding?
We recently had our house re-piped from galvanized steel pipes to copper pipes. Now, on the T1-11 siding at the water entry to our house, we have a couple of pipes that were cut off at the level of the siding. My question is how to repair this (make it disappear *smile*), fix the surface of the siding and generally fill the pipes and the area of the siding affected by cutting off the pipes flush.
I had thought about putting caulking in the pipes to provide a filler that would allow putting a surface treatment on the area, and then use some sort of exterior spackling over the area, then prime and paint.
Would this work? If so, what sort of caulk and spackle would be the best to use? I'm a little worried about an exterior spackling cracking over time, but I see some "flexible" exterior spackles out there.
Or is there a better way to do this?
Thanks for your help.